Faces of the Movement…Jeff McNair

Jeff McNair serves as Professor of Special Education and Director of the Disability Studies MA program at California Baptist University.  One of the few programs of its kind offered by a Christian university, the Master of Arts in Disability Studies is a distance learning degree program designed to develop expertise in human differences. Beyond preparing professionals to lead, establish and shape disability programs, ministries and policies, CBU’s M.A. in Disability Studies prepares graduates to challenge and change the way society and organizations relate to people with disabilities.

We’re pleased to announce Jeff will be presenting for Inclusion Fusion on the topic of Maturity in Ministry.

Jeff’s presentation will look at movement toward maturity in disability ministry. If someone is involved in ministry, even for a long time, that doesn’t necessarily imply that what they are doing is best. So how can one move toward maturity? What might one aspire to in ministry? This presentation will provide more of a road map than a destination in assisting those in ministry to evaluate what they are currently doing such that they might continue to innovate and move forward.

Jeff has written several books, including The Church and Disability: The Weblog disabledChristianity, a compilation of selected blog entries from the first five years of the weblog Disabled Christianity.  It was written in response to requests to have the weblog material in a more accessible form.  Entries are grouped into several categories including, the church, ministry, and people with disabilities.

Jeff and his wife Kathi have personally been involved in local church ministry to adults with intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. We’re honored to have someone of Jeff’s credentials joining us for Inclusion Fusion.

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THREE DAYS TO GO! Join Jeff and over 30 leaders from children’s, family, youth and disability ministry serving as faculty for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s second annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit. Inclusion Fusion is made available FREE OF CHARGE to pastors, church staff, volunteers and families everywhere from November 12th-16th, 2012. For an up to date list of speakers, topics, links to speaker blogs and a link for free registration, click here.

 

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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